An elbow sprain occurs when your child overstretches or tears the ligaments around the elbow. Ligaments are the tough tissues that connect one bone to another. A sprain can happen when your child falls, plays sports, or does chores around the house.
Most sprains will heal with some treatment at home.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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